Auto Dealers United for Kids (ADUK), the charitable arm of the Toledo Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) donated $144,000 to local children's charities in the Toledo area last week. Charities benefitting were Adopt America Network, Kids Unlimited, Sunshine Foundation of Northwest Ohio, Vail Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Imagination Station, the University of Toledo, and Owens Community College.
ADUK was formed 11 years ago by several new car dealers in Toledo to give back to the community where they make their living and to date has donated in excess of $1.2 million to local charities. The ADUK Gala, where the funds are raised, is a charity preview event that takes place the night before the Greater Toledo Auto Show opens each year. The 2014 ADUK Gala was presented by The Blade and Hollywood Casino. The casino themed event featured gaming tables and dealers from Hollywood Casino entertained the attendees playing blackjack and craps. A fun time was surely had by all!
This year’s ADUK committee was chaired by Paul Devers of Vin Devers Autohaus of Sylvania and included Marianne Ballas, Mike Barchick, Robb Brown, Bobby Jorgensen, Tim Mathews, Andrea Musselman, Mike Rouen, Pat Stark, Dave White, Jr., and John Yark. The above dealers work tirelessly on this event and deserve credit for the success of the event. Congratulations to ADUK on another great year!